Parent Ed on Tuesday

Let’s foster some superhero behavior in our kids! Join the Saklan Parent Association on Zoom September 27, 2022 from 7-8 p.m. for a Parent Education session full of tips on how Saklan families can take small, attainable steps to make a difference and improve our environment. Our presenter, fellow Saklan parent Scott Cashen, is an environmental scientist who will provide information and extend some challenges that we can all accomplish. The students will have a chance to be recognized at school throughout the year as they meet the challenge goals. Join us to learn about small steps we can all take and support the students’ success! 

The Zoom link for the event can be found in the September 22nd Next Week at Saklan email.

AmazonSmile

Support The Saklan School while you shop on Amazon! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to The Saklan School. 

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization, it is at this point that you select Saklan Valley School. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Saklan.

#SupportingSaklan

Everyday Ways We Can Help the Environment

How can our kids become superheroes and help save the world?

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One small choice at a time!

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Let’s foster some superhero behavior in our kids! Join the Saklan Parent Association on Zoom September 27, 2022 from 7-8 pm for a Parent Education session full of tips on how Saklan families can take small, attainable steps to make a difference and improve our environment. Our presenter, fellow Saklan parent, Scott Cashen, is an environmental scientist who will provide information and extend some challenges that we can all accomplish. The students will have a chance to be recognized at school throughout the year as they meet the challenge goals.  Join us to learn about small steps we can all take and support the students’ success! 

#SaklanPA #SaklanCompassionate

Saklan’s Fall Festival

The Saklan School’s Parent Association is hosting a Fall Festival on Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., and all Saklan families are invited!

Join us in celebrating the fall season. Come for food, fun, and prizes! Food trucks, three-legged races, face painting, pie eating contests and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

#SaklanFallFestival

Thank You, Saklan Parents

As we count down to the last day of school, we are reminded of the impact that every Saklan parent had in making this year run so well. Parents, we truly appreciate your partnership and support throughout the year.

While COVID meant that there weren’t as many opportunities to spend time on campus again this year, your presence and help were deeply appreciated. Thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time and talents this year. Your help was instrumental to making the following activities successful:

  • Uniform Exchange
  • Annual Giving Fund
  • Lower School Musical
  • Auction Shindig
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Book Fair
  • Art Show
  • Middle School Musical
  • Yearbook
  • Field Experiences
  • Open Houses
  • Parents Association

Additionally, thank you to everyone who cheered on and showed support for the students during the following events:

  • CLAS
  • Halloween Costume Parade
  • Fall Follies
  • Willy Wonka Kids
  • All-School Concert
  • Art Show
  • Legally Blonde Jr.

It was a wonderful year, in which we were able to bring back many traditional Saklan activities. Thank you for your help, flexibility, and partnership in making the year a success.

#SaklanConnected

Book Fair Success

Saklan’s Book Fair was a huge success! Saklan received 63 brand new book donations for our classrooms and raised $330 to use towards new book purchases for the library! 

And, more importantly, our students went home with new treasures to read and adventures to have!

Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair, and special thanks to all those who purchased books from the teacher wish lists for the classrooms. As a community we purchased $3,300 worth of new books.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made Saklan’s Book Fair possible. Tara Nemeth, thank you for taking the lead and organizing the event. Mrs. Meredith, thank you for liaising with Bel and Bunna’s Books and for working with the teachers to create their classroom wish lists. Randy Darden, Makeda Assefa, Lauren Wolf, Joy Kim, Mr. Javier and Ms. Shay, thank you for your help with the event logistics, setting up, cleaning up, and helping students and parents find books.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of Bel from Bel and Bunna’s Books. Thank you, Bel!

#SaklanBookFair #BooksAreTreasures

Thank You, Saklan Families

Thank you, Saklan families, for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! It was a week full of warm messages, Saklan swag, and delicious food. You definitely made all of the Saklan teachers and staff feel like stars!

We enjoyed tasting your family recipes! Each day of the week featured at least 14 appetizers, main courses and desserts. From ‘Crockpot Cookout’, ‘Holiday Faves in May’ to ‘Special Family Recipes’ there wasn’t a day when any of us left feeling hungry!

The messages the students left for all of us on the Kudoboards were so heartfelt and made us feel seen and appreciated. Thank you to all the parents who worked with your kiddos to help share their thoughts and for sharing your own words of thanks.

From our own Walk of Fame, red carpet and stars hanging in the entryway, to swag bags and our own step and repeat screen, it was certainly a week full of star-studded activities!

THANK YOU to all of you for making us feel so special!

#SaklanTeacherAppreciationWeek

Saklan Book Fair

Saklan’s Book Fair is coming back LIVE! All Saklan families are invited to shop the book fair after school next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 11-13th

Pick up your child and some amazing reading material at the same time! Stop by the music tent in front of the school to purchase wonderful titles for children and adults of all ages.

The Saklan teachers have created wish lists – books they would love to have in their classroom for use by your children. Many of those books will be available for purchase too and any wish list book purchased will be donated to the teachers at the end of the fair. A portion of all proceeds goes to Saklan in the form of credit so that Saklan teachers and staff can continue to fill their shelves with in demand titles. All forms of payment accepted!

Can’t shop in person? No problem! We will have an online option too; more info to be shared next week.

Celebrating Saklan’s Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 2nd – 6th. One of the beloved Saklan traditions is themed potluck lunches from the parent community, making the week extra special for our incredible teachers and staff! We still need a few main dish sign-ups on Monday, May 2nd, Wednesday, May 4th, and Thursday, May 5th. Please take a look at the Sign-Up Genius and have fun in the kitchen to celebrate our teachers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca4ab2da1f58-teacher1

Additionally, you should have received emails from your Room Parents to fill in thank you notes on Kudoboard for each teacher and staff.  Please be sure to have this done by Monday, April 25th. 

If you have any questions, please email Teachers Appreciation Committee Chair Shannon O’Connor at oconnorsd1@gmail.com or PA President Sandy Lo at sandralo@gmail.com.

#SaklanTeacherAppreciation

Collaborative Art

The collaborative art pieces that the Saklan students have worked hard to create are now open for bidding as part of the Shindig Silent Auction! Many of these beautiful items are available to anyone who purchases them for a flat fee.

The items below are one-of-a-kind and therefore available to the highest bidder only.

Once you are on the Online Bidding page, click the Start Bidding button and finish creating your account.

HOW TO BID:

  1. Search for packages by name or number by using the magnifying glass or by choosing a category under the menu.
  2. You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment. If you choose Bid More you can set your max bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the auction closes.
  3. To “watch” a package, select the star icon on the package.
  4. You’ll be notified if you’re outbid at any point before the auction closes and you will see an Outbid notice at the top of your screen.
  5. To get back to the main screen, click the house icon.
  6. To view the packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.

This auction is open to the public, but we ask that the winning bidders pick up items from Saklan. Feel free to pass on the auction link – https://saklanshindig.ggo.bid – to those you think might be interested. 

Thank you for your support of The Saklan School!

#SaklanShindig #Saklan Creative

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